Kanye West is looking to open Yeezy stores worldwide.
On Instagram, the billionaire rapper shared he is on the lookout for anyone with retail experience, who can bring his vision to life. Based on the post, West plans to expand first in Atlanta, GA, before scaling globally.
“We are going to open a Yeezy stores worldwide starting in Atlanta,” West wrote in an iPhone Note posted on Instagram that has now been deleted. “Who would be best to open it? I’ll buy the land and or building. Then we gonna open up in every state and then internationally. Anyone who has over 10 years retail experience and is ready to change the world post your Instagram handle or store location in the comments and we’ll find you.”
West On adidas And Gap
West claims the decision to expand follows the failure to do so by both adidas and Gap, who he says have not kept their end of the bargain to launch physical stores.
“I signed with both adidas and Gap because it contractually stated they would build permanent stores which neither company has done even though I saved both of those companies at the same time,” he added. “Ima show you how to use social media.”
Support Pours In From Industry Peers
Fortunately, West won’t be alone in his quest.
In the post, which was a carousel on Instagram, he shared a screenshot that displays a Facetime call with 2 Chainz. Apparently, the Atlanta rapper could help speed up the process since he has direct contact with the mayor.
“2 Chainz said he got the mayor(‘s) number I added the s cause my mama was head of the English department But this may take some incorrect English to get done,” Ye said in the caption.
Pusha T, who already owns a brick-and-mortar store — Creme — also showed his support.
“Well since we doing every state… And we talking over 10yrs of retail experience… Put us down for Virginia and Pennsylvania,” he said in a comment via Instagram.